Throat Culture Hiv

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HIV/throat culture

Can a throat culture accurately detect HIV infection?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
... Hi,No, it cannot. Throatcultures are used to diagnose conditions such as strep throat, not HIV. The only way to diagnose HIV is with an HIV-specific Read more »

coating on top back of tongue

Dr. FeinbergI'm a 43 year old male and have a white coating towards the back top of my tongue, sore... Read more »

candida sp throat infection

My husband is 32yr old and had recently done a throat swab culture which showed Candida Sp .He and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...This yeast is found in most people's bodies. A healthy immune system keeps it under control. Candida usually infects the mouth, throat, or vagina. It can occur months or years before other, more serious opportunistic infections. See Fact Sheet... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to fluconazole. These resistant infections can only be treated with... Read more »
The Well Project


...discontinue prophylaxis when CD4 cells rises above 200 Bacterial Pneumonias Pneumonia-causing bacteria are commonly found in the throat. In HIV-positive people with weakened immune systems, especially HIV-positive women, the bacteria can... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections the body generally keep Candida under control. When it gets out of control, Candida can cause problems in the mouth, throat, or vagina. This can happen when the immune system is weakened by HIV or when you take antibiotics (which can kill... Read more »
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Oral Sex (I am worried) PLS HELP

Posted by innocent2008, 2 Replies
...and i need someone to advice me... This is my story :- I'm living & working at Cameroon, and as mostly of people know that HIV is too much here as well as other African countries, and i made many relations here with women (normal or... Read more »

Sore Throat, HIV or Anxiety

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Went to the doctor and prescribed me cipro. And then about 6 weeks later I developed flu-like symptoms which included sore throat, fever, chills, diarrea, cold sweat and body aches which lasted about 2 days with slight fatigue that lingered for... Read more »

Chlamydia/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...girl told me she just got her resutls back and they were -VE. She also added that She rectently was on Antiboitics for a sore throat. So my questions: 1. Is it possible for my swab to have come up +ve so soon or did I have Chlamydia prior to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... . A lot of their patients are HIV positive. He also said that although I may have had a throat thrush infection originally it is no longer that and certainly not HIV related. Not sure what to make... Read more »
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